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Senior Academy Physiotherapist

1 month ago

Watford FC

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Job Description

An exciting opportunity has become available within the Academy at Watford Football Club. We are looking to recruit a Senior Academy Physiotherapist to be a part of a forward-thinking team responsible for providing the medical provision within the PDP phase, focusing primarily on medical screening, progressive rehabilitation ,and providing pitch based medical cover for the U18 squad, along with the development of an education programme for our PDP players.

Duties will involve a close working relationship with the academy Head of Performance and Lead Academy Physiotherapist in the development of the medical provision provided to all academy players to satisfy the department and club vison. The role will be based at the clubs training ground in London Colney and will include working all U18 games (home and away) and extend to cover U21 games when required. Other duties include working closely with the Academy Physiotherapist (U9-U16) to coordinate casual physiotherapists covering U9-U16 training and matches every week

The successful candidate will enjoy working as part of a team, be enthusiastic, hardworking, and be flexible to the requirements of the position and the business.

Applicants should ideally live local to Watford and London Colney or the surrounding areas and be a UK resident or non-UK resident with a valid UK work permit and ideally have experience working within a similar role.

You must have:

  • BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy

  • Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)

  • Membership of the Heath and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

  • Valid pitch side emergency aid qualification ATMMiF, (or equivalent / or enrolled onto a course)

  • Valid FA Safeguarding Certificate

  • Experience of working within a sporting domain, preferably within an academy setting

  • Familiarity with musculo-skeletal screening, movement analysis, and correction of motor patterns

  • Competent in the prescription of strength and conditioning programmes

  • An ability to build rapport with key stakeholders, obtain and manage important information

  • Ability to communicate and interact with a wide range of staff

  • Ability to work on own initiative and under pressure

  • Ability to develop within the role, learn new skills and deal with change

  • Highly organised and assertive with strong communication and time management skills

  • Full UK driving licence or ability to travel to various locations due to the demands of the role

  • Understanding of the Clubs commitment to EDI & Safeguarding

You would ideally have, but not vital:

  • MSc in Physiotherapy or working towards

  • Understanding of the Elite player performance plan legislation and rules

  • Experience in a senior medical role within an academy setting

This role will have contact with children. Therefore it will be required by law to have a DBS Enhanced Criminal Record Check with children’s barred list check.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI):

We are dedicated to fostering a diverse and dynamic working environment by building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


We provide a safe and secure environment for all. We believe Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children & adults is everyone responsibility. Everyone in the organisation has a role to play, to ensure that club policies, procedures and practices in regard to safeguarding are followed.

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Job TypePermanent
QualificationsChartered Physiotherapist
Salary£30000 - 40000


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